Tuesday, December 10, 2013

UofA Student Protest Against State Cutting Education Funding and Tuition Increase

Posted By on Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM

There will be a protest against rising tuition costs and the falling quality of education in Arizona in front of the University of Arizona Administration Building tomorrow at noon.

The Atlantic reported that the state of Arizona has cut higher education funding by 50% and increased tuition costs by 78.4% from 2008 to 2013.

In Arizona, where the cuts were the deepest, funding has been hacked in half. Nationwide, legislatures have sliced off 28 percent on average. Only two states — Wyoming and oil-rich North Dakota — have increased it, by the think tank's calculations.*

Graphic from reddit.
  • Graphic from reddit.

I can see why students should be upset, but I don't think naming your reddit account "bongwaterblues" is going to help your cause. I wonder what the turnout will look like considering everyone is taking their finals.

(via reddit and the Facebook event page)

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